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Boulder’s Sigma Pi fraternity expelled after allegedly serving alcohol to recruits

Sigma Pi fraternity house in Boulder (Photo: zetadelta.com)

Sigma Pi fraternity house in Boulder (Photo: zetadelta.com)

BOULDER, Colo. — The local chapter of Sigma Pi has been expelled by Boulder’s Interfraternity Council, according to officials, after the fraternity was accused of providing alcohol to potential recruits.

Sigma Pi is a member of the Interfraternity Council, which an off-campus organization and is not affiliated with the University of Colorado Boulder. The fraternity does however recruit CU students, according to the Daily Camera.

Marc Stine, a Greek advocate for the Interfraternity Council at CU-Boulder said six members of a Judicial Board found the Sigma Pi chapter responsible for “major conduct and rule violations” over the past two years.

The latest incident involved the fraternity allegedly providing alcohol to potential new Sigma Pi members during the fall recruitment period at the chapter house at 1111 College Ave.

The fraternity appealed the decision on October 3, but 15 chapter presidents voted to expel the fraternity on Thursday.

“We considered the alternative sanctions from the chapter and International Fraternity. Our Judicial Board unanimously agreed that they were insufficient, given the seriousness of these offenses and the embarrassment caused to our community, The Board did not take this action lightly or happily but, rather out of necessity for the welfare of our fraternity community as a whole,” IFC Chief Justice Jake Becker said in a statement.

The fraternity is not allowed to reapply for membership in the CU IFC before the fall semester of 2018.